Walton Street

4.7
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448 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The people that brought you neighborhood favorites Gemini in Lincoln Park & Coda di Volpe in Lakeview are thrilled to be in the Gold Coast with Walton Street Kitchen+ Bar. Walton Street wants to be your neighborhood spot. Whether looking for an excellent dinner or a delicious weekend brunch, there are familiar favorites ready for you to enjoy again and again. Chef Miguel Ortiz brings his beautiful and always delicious food to the table on his ever-changing menu. Join us for Neighborhood Nights Sunday - Thursday featuring dishes like fried chicken and burgers + burgundies or Happy Hour which is offered nightly from 4:30-6:30. We also have a wonderful brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm which hosts bottomless brunch beverages!
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All Night Happy Hour

$7 drinks and bites in our bar and lounge.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 10, 2019

Ends: December 11, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:30PM-9:00PM

Daily Happy Hour

$7 drinks and bites in our bar and lounge.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 16, 2019

Ends: December 17, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:30PM-6:30PM
Tue-Sat 4:30PM-6:30PM

Daily Happy Hour

Enjoy $7 wines, cocktails and bar bites 7 days a week in our bar and on our patio!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 8, 2019

Ends: August 9, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:30PM-6:15PM

What 448 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Key West
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space, wonderful food and easy for conversation.

The carrot cake muffin is delicious as are the blueberry pancakes. Wonderfully spicy bloody mary!

OT
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a great neighborhood restaurant!!!

The only problem is the lack of private niches for quieter dining AND THE NOISE LEVEL IN THIS BUSY RESTAURANT TO HORRIFIC!! We had requested the only location that can be quiet but when I called to confirm the day before as to our location, we were told we could not have that spot since they were service 22-people in that area....had we known earlier, we could have selected another restaurant that would accommodate the hearing loss of on person in our party. We worked out a time that is quieter with the manager, who, along with her staff picked the table that would be on the quieter side, but shortly after we sat down they place a large party near us so there you go for a quieter spot, which did not show ultimate sensitivity. Although we went when the restaurant opened for brunch, within an hour, the whole restaurant was rocking. My only other comment that the restaurant could gain from is that both the coffee and decaf are inferior to fine restaurants...I hope that part will change for $6.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and incredible food. Everyone in Chicago should eat here!

VF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time at Walton Street with my husband. We enjoyed a good meal and excellent service. The manager was also wonderful...came to check on us a few times and spent a few moments chatting with us and answering my questions. I'd recommend the Asian salad...excellent!!!

UH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walton Street was great restaurant for brunch! The vibe was nice, the drinks and food were amazing. I had a big party and our waiter Shannon was great. I will definitely be returning!

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for Happy Hour - that Lounge is great! Only suggestion would be better music, more appropriate for the room, maybe frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, etx

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our go to neighborhood restaurant. Food is excellent and all of the staff are wonderful

NM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was creatively prepared with an apple slaw which was light but had some crunch from the tart apples. Tuna burger and fries were delicious. Service was excellent. The waiter was perceptive noting that our table of 4 was deep in great conversation so he waited patiently to take our order. Water glasses were refilled regularly. A lovely Sunday evening.

B
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Mike, Kate and Mies

Also, thank you for adding additional TVs

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for bottomless brunch with a friend and loved it! We really enjoyed the ability to mix and match drinks from the bottomless menu which all were delicious. And the blueberry pancakes were AMAZING! Service was great too, and the place surprisingly wasn’t crazy crowded for a Saturday afternoon. Would definitely come back in the future!

A
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Walton Street doesn't disappoint. It was great seeing Kate, Marcus and the newbie, I believe his name is Clint, plus all of the regular folks I see during Saturday brunch. Outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes. Good times. Always a consistent level of great food and service. I’m a regular now.

TW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is a delight - attentive, but not too attentive; personable, big time, especially the delightful young hostess/barista (does that mean booze, too?). Somewhat limited menu, but good selection in that range, and trout to die for. Only wish for mashed potatoes to go with.

SV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! Our waitress was exemplary and food was outstanding.

B
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Kate, John and Mike...always very enjoyable.

The new additions to the menu we fabulous

MI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious trout in brown butter and capers, fresh arugula citrus salad, great crab cake, and nice salmon was what we were served. We will definitely return.

P
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our “go to” spot since we got our
Condo 6 months ago.

A
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate and Marcus were wonderful...perfect after a very hectic Holiday Season. And, the salmon board was as delicious as ever. THANK YOU.

MA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant in the Gold Coast and all the shopping that Michigan Avenue has to offer. Shannon was a great waiter did an excellent job in explaining the menu. and all the. Various options .
Food was excellent for the price point, ambiance and location will definitely return

JD
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've loved Walton Street's sister restaurant, Gemini for years, and ate at Walton Street as soon as we had the chance. After several visits, the food and service quality has remained the same. The fried chicken Sunday dinner is so good, and the appetizer selection is broad and tasty. The folks here are always excited to add anchovies to a Caesar salad (which I love). The layout of their bar menu is really well done, illustrated, and fun. One of our favorite neighborhood spots.

F
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Post shopping dining. Great drinks and food.

LL
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Meh. Heard so much about this place and was excited to drop in for an impromptu lunch. Looking forward to what was described on the menu as a “big” salad yet both the Cobb and the taco salads were anything but.

The Cobb was quite bland— even with extra salt and pepper added yet the taco salad was tasty. Would order it again but the price was too high for the size.

The noise was ridiculous due to a 6-person party right in the middle of the room. Can’t blame people for having fun but the group should have been seated in a corner.

We’ll come back to check out dinner and hopefully that experience will match all the hype.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Noise level was deafening. My Apple Watch repeatedly sent warnings of potential hearing damage. Floors, ceilings and walls had no sound-absorbing material. Often had trouble hearing other people at our table. The sound level detracted from an otherwise enjoyable meal.

JO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Solid service! And it was half priced bottles of wine night!

B
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you John, Mike and Emmet

Also, love the chicken soup

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch special. Definitely will be back!

A
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in one of two extremely busy periods at our law firm and by the time I arrive at Walton Street, I'm fairly frazzled. I am treated so well, like family. I love the salmon board, and, the bartender and Kate They are welcoming and make me feel at home. They just help melt that stress. By the time I leave, I've chilled, refreshed, rebalanced and I'm ready to tackle whatever life throws at me. ( - : Walton Street is one of my most favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. The staff, food, ambience, drinks and overall good vibe make it one of the best in Chicago. Thank you.

P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family friendly, yet still hip. Interesting food and cocktails. Great rainbow trout and butterscotch creme brulee!!

HD
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had an early reservation and were given a table in the bar. It was happy hour and very loud and crowded. Our waitress barely paid any attention to us. The main dining room had plenty of open tables, not sure why they gave us such an unfavorable placement. We could barely hear each other across the table and had to repeat ourselves. Additionally the food was just okay. My fries were burnt and seemed like the leftover bits. Dessert was a redeeming factor. It was our first time at this restaurant and in a city filled with so many options, I don’t think I would go back.

S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was just ok. Menu too limited.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our food tasted great, unfortunately our waitress was less than friendly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and all courses were outstanding.

DR
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The menu offered many appealing dishes and our server was expert. We also received knowledgeable and helpful counsel from the wine manager. All around a very rewarding dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! Great Food! 5 stars!!!

AM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 6. Shannon was our server, he was nice and attentive. The food was great and no complaints. We ordered the tuna burger, salmon, rotisserie chicken, homemade spaghetti and filet all enjoyed. Happy Hour drinks were a plus. And for a Tuesday it was quiet busy. Not pricey for the neighborhood . Will definitely go back.

S
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time having been here and it was as great as the last time! Great Atmosphere on a Sunday morning and service and food always top notch!
You cannot go wrong with Walton Street for tiur next dining out excursion!

M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always. Continental breakfast is awesome. Don't miss the hash browns

B
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Mike, Emitt and Kate
Happy Thanksgiving

GW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Small portions and filthy restrooms -- will not be coming back. Sorry!